Archive for ‘February, 2009’


Winter Is our Spring

Winter Is our Spring

The other day Los Angeles Times columnist Hector Tobar wrote a lovely piece on the beauty of the L.A. basin in wintertime, and what this time of year means to us natives. If you missed it, read it here. He really captured it: the joys of the clean air, the views, the snow on the […]

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Next week Stephen Hawking will be visiting Caltech to give his annual public lecture. One of the world’s most famous scientists, Hawking is the author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time and has been a leading researcher on everything from black holes to the nature of space. Although he usually works at Cambridge […]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 7

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 7

Tom Gammill Lesson Seven Another drawing lesson from our Tom Gammill.     Learn something!

Posts From Our Pals

Posts From Our Pals

Here are a few things we wanted to share: Our friend Petrea at Pasadena Daily Photo finds a bargain: pasadenadailyphoto.com A JPL guy blows our mind: What is dark matter? JPL Blog Our pal Scott Timberg, one of the many ex-L.A. Times folks around here, writes for the New York Times about the rise and […]

Arroyo Seco: Photographs by William Kelly

Arroyo Seco: Photographs by William Kelly

All of us who live near the Arroyo Seco have a relationship to it – whether it is walking the Arroyo every Wednesday or remembering playing in that cement pond when we were six. This Saturday, William Kelly gives us his vision of the Arroyo, in beautiful black and white.  Join us at SPACE for […]

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

Vroman's Names Best Local Businesses

The Vroman’s blog just concluded a voter-driven contest to choose some of Pasadena’s best businesses. Plenty of our favorites made the cut, including: Best Coffee Shop: Jones Coffee Best Gift Shop: Motif Best Bar: Lucky Baldwin’s Best Specialty Bookstore: Book Alley … and a bunch more. Click here for the details.

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Update on Pasadena Shooting

Here’s an update from LAist on last week’s fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man named Leroy Barnes by Pasadena police officers. We happened by about an hour after it happened and have never seen so many police vehicles in one place before. Drove by again yesterday (the site is just off Washington near Lincoln, part […]

Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

Pasadenan Diane Emley at Vroman's

We’re all about the hometown, as we hope you know by now, so of course we’re pleased with the success of local author Diane Emley. She’ll be at Vroman’s Wednesday night to talk about and sign her new book, The Deepest Cut. It’s the conclusion to her crime-novel trilogy starring Pasadena detective Nan Vining. The […]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 6

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 6

Tom Gammill Lesson Six Comic-strip lessons from the finest living comic-strip artist in Altadena. Enjoy!

Tree People, Head to City Hall Tonight

Tree People, Head to City Hall Tonight

As readers of this site, the Star-News and the connected blogs in town know, the city of Pasadena cut down the stately ficus trees in front of Vroman’s a few nights ago. More trees are slated to fall soon. First, please read Larry Wilson’s most recent editorial here, and then read Cafe Pasadena’s post here, […]

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